Saturday, 16 June 2012

More scrapes & game camera pics

Another trip into the forest and more signs of roe buck, this isn't making the time pass any faster to the start of the season!

We were also very lucky today and spotted a moose which just stood looking at us about 75 meters away, it was a young bull moose so it's probably the bull moose we've been seeing on the game camera.

When looking closely at a buck scrape we noticed what looked like a big berry just sitting there in the middle of the scrape, upon closer inspection it turned out to be a tick. This tick must have taken all the blood it can hold and then fell off whilst the buck was scraping.

Tick full of blood! Yuk..
Now for the game camera pictures, looks like two locals are making another appearance.

Wasn't expecting that!!! lol =)

Sunday, 10 June 2012

Game camera video & pics plus more scouting pics

Today I met with my friend Jon Anders to go out in our hunting terrain to do some scouting and check on our game cameras. It didn't take long to find fresh roe buck fraying and scraping so it seems the bucks are starting to heat up in anticipation of the rut.

Here are some pics of the scrapes and fraying we came across.

Fresh roe buck fraying

Finished with the scouting we looped around to where Jon Anders had his game camera set up, flicking through the pictures he was lucky enough to capture a curious young moose, approximately 1.5 years old who seemed very interested in his camera.

Say cheese! =) 
Now it was my turn to check my game camera, I moved it to a new location last week so I was looking forward to see what the results would be. When I arrived at the camera I opened it up to see the results and the batteries appeared to be dead, luckily I had spares with me so I made a quick change and it enabled me to check on the screen the results of the week.

I wasn't dissapointed!

Roe doe creeping to the salt stone

Bull moose in velvet

I had captured over fifty, 10 second videos on my camera and I think this was the main reason my battery was dead, therefore due to the high levels of activity at the salt stone I have decided to turn off the video capture at the salt stone to help increase the battery life of the game camera.

Saturday, 2 June 2012

More scouting, more signs...

Another scouting trip today with Bernt and the dogs and it just seemed that everywhere we looked there were signs of game, I can't wait for the start of the roe buck season! =)

Here are a few pics from the day's finds.

Fresh roe buck fraying

Moose bedding area in the long grass
Salt stone support with bark removed from roe deer and hares

Large fresh roe slots